Paleo Honey Ginger Spiced Nuts
These paleo honey ginger spiced nuts are a perfect holiday treat, and much lower in sugar than most candied nuts recipes! The warm ginger spice makes these a wonderful Paleo Christmas Snack!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time43 mins
medium sized sauce pan
- 3 cups mixed nuts
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
Spread the nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and toast in a 325° oven until nuts are fragrant and slightly darkened in color (about 20 minutes).
In a medium saucepan, add all remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 250° on a candy thermometer. You can also do this without a candy thermometer (I usually do!). Just cook until the mixture darkens in color, bubbles get smaller, and consistency thickens. If you drop a bit of the mixture into cool water, it should form a firm ball. On my stove, this takes about 17 minutes from start to finish.
Turn off the heat under the pan with the honey mixture, and add the toasted nuts. Stir until nuts are evenly coated. Spread glazed nuts back on the parchment-lined baking sheet to fully cool, separating nuts and spreading them out as much as possible.
Allow nuts to fully cool. If necessary, break up any clumps that have stuck together. Nuts are best eaten within a day of being made, but can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week.
Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg